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Attic Late Geometric Neck-Handled Amphora (Storage Vessel)

Late Geometric
Late 8th century BCE

17 1/16 x 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in. (43.3 x 18.9 x 18.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.34
Geography: Europe, Greece
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Amphorae
Culture/Nationality: Attic

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  • amphorae - Ancient Greek and Roman storage vessels of many variations usually having a large oval body with a narrow neck and two or more handles extending from the mouth or neck to the shoulders on the body.
  • Attic - Style and culture of the region of Attica. For culture particular to the capital of Attica, Athens, use "Athenian."
  • Late Geometric - Refers to the most advanced phase of Geometric style, dating to the mid- and late eighth century BCE and appearing across a wide geographical area. It varied significantly in different locations, but in general it is characterized in vase painting by a sophistication in the representation of figures and animals, including the portrayal of recognizable mythological figures and narrative scenes. Sculpture from this period depicts a wide variety of animals and human figures that are stylized, but more naturalistic than in earlier art.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017
  • The Age of Homer University Museum, University of Pennsylvania , Dec 12, 1969 – Mar 14, 1970

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Philip P. Betancourt, Check-list of Objects for The Age of Homer University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
    Page Number: 7, Figure Number: 5

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